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Best things to do in Shanghai

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Neighbourhood
“Xintiandi is one of the major food, bar and night-life destinations for downtown Shanghai. Just 3 to 6 minutes by subway from our neighborhood subway stop at South Shaanxi Road. Take line 10 to get there. ”
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Bar
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“THE MOST FAMOUS PLACE IN SHANGHAI. Built by the foreigners (British, American, French, Japanese, Russian, etc.) in between 1850 and 1940, this street is now facing the new Shanghai: the Pudong towers,! ”
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Shanghai Restaurant
“Really nice and cute neighbourhood with small shops and restaurants. A bit touristy in the weekend but worth to go and walk in the small streets.”
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Neighbourhood
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Hostel
“A classic stop in Shanghai. Mix with the locals and see some of the quirky things that makes China China!”
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Buddhist Temple
“A historical temple with many local people's faith with it. beautifully upgraded with retaining oriental culture. a must see. ”
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Route
“Famous street full of bars and expats. Good to go during weekends evenings.”
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Shanghai Restaurant
“Tianzifang is a tourist shopping and cafe area in Shanghai in the Old French Quarter. Unlike the better known Xintiandi area nearby, the area retains an “organic and original” feel because the area hasn’t been markedly reconstructed in recent years. Instead you’ll see buildings, alleys and streets of the old French Quarter with later Chinese additions piled on.”
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Business Center
“Peaceful park where you can walk around and see people playing chest. If you go early, you would be able to see the morning dances et workouts of the senior population of Shanghai. ”
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Bar
“One of the most famous nightlife places in Shanghai: Enjoy a fancy cocktail while watching the aamzing view on the Pudong towers! ”
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Chinese Restaurant
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“Shanghai Museum has good collection of bronze ware, and Chinese paintings at the gift shop is good souvenir to buy.”
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Route
“No one should travel to Shanghai and miss visiting the Bund (外滩). Catch the iconic view of Shanghai's Pudong skyline, take in the architecture of the former foreign bank and trade industry, and stick around in the evening for the famous jazz band at the Fairmount Peace Hotel. ”
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Market
“A shopping heaven, full of malls, department stores and great local restaurants. You will shop till you drop!”
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Establishment
“Big shopping mall with IMAX movie theatre on top floor. Many restaurants too”
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Park
“Beautiful Chinese garden - although touristy and often crowded, this is where you can find the best Tang Bao (soup dumpling) in town”
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Building
“Running and walking around century park is a typical and wonderful life experience in Shanghai.”
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